Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado is seeking further assurances about his long-term future in west London after it emerged that his agent Alessandro Lucci is set to meet with Stamford Bridge officials today to discuss his client's position.
Jose Mourinho has already told the Colombia international that he remains an important part of his first-team plans moving forward, but after a difficult start to life with the Premier League champions the £26.1 million January signing is yet to be fully convinced.
Cuadrado started just four games in a total of 14 appearances for the Blues last term and admiring glances from Serie 'A' champions Juventus and Inter Milan has prompted the player to consider a swift return to Italy.
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According to the London Evening Standard, Mourinho remains adamant the 27-year-old is going nowhere this summer, but he'll need to make sure the player's entourage are happy with what club chiefs tell them, or else they could have an unhappy star on their hands.
When asked about Cuadrado's future at Chelsea in a recent interview the Portuguese coach's response was pretty emphatic after stating: "He is not going anywhere this summer.
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"People don't know Cuadrado yet, I have seen him many times when we were both in Italy, me at Inter and him at Udinese."
Roman Abramovich has a lot to answer for
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is expected to join Arsenal in the coming days, and when he does he'll have Roman Abramovich to thank, not Jose Mourinho for that.
A fresh look at what could turn out to be the transfer of the year has revealed that it was the Russian oligarch who made the veteran custodian's imminent transfer to the Emirates Stadium possible, despite the fact it's sure to bolster the Gunners Premier League title bid next term.
Arda Turan could break Chelsea fans' hearts
Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan wants to leave the club behind this summer and complete a move to the Premier League, according to his agent.
As reported by the Independent, Ahmet Bulut, who represents the Turkish international, has insisted that the player's intention is to leave La Liga behind in an attempt to go in search of a new challenge.
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